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Defunct Coasters Updated: March 28, 2011


Alaska yukon pacific Exposition,
Seattle, WA
Scenic Railway - 1909-1909

Columbia Gardens, Butte, MT
Roller Coaster - 1906-1974

Council Crest, Portland, OR
Scenic Railway - 1905-1926

gayway park, seaside, OR
Roller Coaster - 1953-1983?
Wild Mouse - 1953?-1983?

gayway/Fun Forest, Seattle, WA
Broadway Trip - 1962-1962
Wild Mouse - 1962-1964
Wild Mouse - 1965-1971

Happyland, Vancouver, BC
Giant Dipper - 1925-1947
Baby Dipper - 1928-1944

Hastings park, Vancouver, BC
Coaster (Dip The Dips) - 1915-1924

Jantzen Beach, Portland, OR
Big Dipper - 1928-1970
Whirlwind - 1929-195?

julia davis fun depot, boise, id
Mad Mouse - 1991-2002

Lotus Isle, Portland, OR
Alpine Scenic Railway - 1930-1931

Luna Park, Seattle, WA
Great Figure 8 - 1905-1913

Nat Park, Spokane, WA
Figure 8/Scenic Railway - 1905-1919
Jack Rabbit - 1920-1968

Oaks Park, Portland, OR
Scenic Railway - 19?-19?
Figure 8 - 1905?-19?
Zip - 1927-1934
Mad Mouse - 1959-1976?
Monster Mouse 1977-1994

Playland, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Kiddie Coaster - 1942-1974

Playland, Seattle, WA
Dipper - 1930-1961

Playland, Vancouver, BC
Little Dipper - 1958-197?
Mad Mouse - 1958-1964?
Monster Mouse - 1965-1971?
Super Big Gulp - 1972-1994
Wild Mouse - 1979-2008

puyallup fair, puyallup, wa
Mad Mouse - 195?-196?
Mad Mouse - 196?-197?
(Both coasters no longer run at fair)

Santafair, federal way, wa
Stratoboggan - 1961-1973
(Later operated at Puyallup Fair as
Mad Mouse)

Stanley Park , Vancouver, BC
Dips - 1913-1923?

White City, Bellingham, Wa
Roller Coaster - 1906-1912

White City, Seattle, WA
Roller Coaster - 1908-1912

White City, Vancouver, bc
Dips - 1926-19?
(Operated at Hastings Park)


Baby Dipper, Happyland, Vancouver, BC

View of Happyland from Giant Dipper
View of Happyland from Giant Dipper,
June 14, 1932
Baby Dipper at Happyland
Baby Dipper and West Coast Shows,
August 30, 1935
Baby Dipper up-close
Close-up of Baby Dipper, June 14, 1932

Pictured above is Happyland's Baby Dipper coaster. The ride ran from 1928-1944. The coaster was built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC) and was purportedly designed by Herbert P. Schmeck. Though the ride's name refers to it being a smaller scale coaster, much smaller than it's menacing neighbor the Giant Dipper, it would be considered a family size coaster by today's standards having had a height of 49 ft. Baby Dipper was dismantled in 1944 to make space for military encampments and parking during WW II.

During the annual Fair, the traveling carnival West Coast Shows (known later as West Coaster Amusements) brought the fair alive with their rides. With the addition of more rides, the park was thriving with activity. Amongst some of the rides was a Mystery House that was located under the Giant Dipper. And next to that was the Skooter. Across was a Riffle Range, and a Hamburger and Hot Dog joint. Intermingled with the rides was a Chair-O-Plane, Ferris Wheel, enclosed Carousel, Kiddie Ferris Wheel, Circular Swing Ride, and of course the well loved Shoot-The-Chutes.

I am told that West Coast Shows continues to operate to this day.